Tag Archive: press release

May 09 2017

PRESS RELEASE: Basic Food Index April 2017

The Basic Food Index (BFI) for April 2017 is registered at 100.5 points, an increase of 1.1 % from the March index of 99.4 points. To download the full press release, click here.

Other related reports, please see the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for 2016.


The official CPI Quarterly Reports can be found on the DOC website under the Research & Statistics tab, under the category of Reports.


For questions, please contact Chief Statistician Meleisea Vai Filiga at (684) 633-5155 ext. 256 or vai.filiga@doc.as.

Permanent link to this article: http://doc.as.gov/press-release-basic-food-index-april-2017/

Jan 23 2017

PRESS RELEASE: American Samoa 2015 HIES

The 2015 Household Income and Expenditure Survey (HIES) is the fifth survey of the American Samoa Expenditure Series since the first one in 1982. The HIES collected information on demographic, social and economic characteristics of the resident population, as well as expenditures and family spending patterns drawn from a 20 percent systematic sample of households in American Samoa. The main objectives of the survey are:

  • To provide new expenditure weights and a “market basket of goods and services,” for the revision of the American Samoa Consumer Price Index.
  • To supplement personal consumption expenditure in compilation of National Accounts and Gross Domestic Products.
  • To obtain selective eating habits and nutritional intakes of residents.
  • The tabulation report presents summaries of key findings as well as detailed tables of subject matter crosstabulations useful for planning and policy decisions.

The survey was funded with a technical assistance grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs (OIA). OIA funded simultaneous grants to American Samoa, CNMI, and the Virgin Islands for the 2015 HIES surveys as they did for the 1995 and 2005 rounds.

Many individuals and organizations provided assistance for the successful completion of the HIES. I extend my deepest appreciation to the Department of Interior, Office of Insular Affairs for funding this project. And to Dr. Michael J. Levin for data processing utilizing the CSPro software; Mr. Brian Hannon, a Wasington DC based Price Statistics Consultant who worked on the Consumer Price Index Revision, and all those involved in the field enumeration and processing of the HIES survey. I want to pay special tribute to former Chief Statistician Mr. Etuale Tuileta for leading this work and the Department of Commerce staff for their unwavering support.

Fa’afetai fa’apitoa mo aiga uma o Amerika Samoa na filifilia mo lenei galuega. O lo outou sao ua mafai ai ona tu’ufa’atasi ni fa’amaumauga taua mo le fuafuaina o atina’e ma le tamaoaiga, aua se manuia o Amerika Samoa ma ona tagata.

Signed,

Director Keniseli F. Lafaele


DOWNLOAD PRESS RELEASE HERE: American Samoa 2015 HIES.(PDF)

Permanent link to this article: http://doc.as.gov/press-release-as2015hies/

Jan 09 2017

PRESS RELEASE: 2016 4th Quarter Consumer Price Index Update

The Department of Commerce Statistics Division has released the updated Consumer Price Index (CPI) reports for 4th Quarter 2016.


The official CPI Quarterly Reports can be found on the DOC website under the Research & Statistics tab, under the category of Reports.


For questions, please contact Chief Statistician Meleisea Vai Filiga at (684) 633-5155 ext. 256 or vai.filiga@doc.as.

Permanent link to this article: http://doc.as.gov/press-release-2016-4th-quarter-consumer-price-index-update/

Oct 26 2016

PRESS RELEASE: 2016 Consumer Price Index Update

The Department of Commerce Statistics Division has released updated Consumer Price Index (CPI) reports for 3rd Quarter 2016.


The official CPI Quarterly Reports can be found on the DOC website under the Research & Statistics tab, under the category of Reports.


For questions, please contact Chief Statistician Meleisea Vai Filiga at (684) 633-5155 ext. 256 or vai.filiga@doc.as.

Permanent link to this article: http://doc.as.gov/3590-2/

Sep 01 2016

PRESS RELEASE: Basic Food Index August 2016

The Basic Food Index (BFI) in August 2016 dropped by 0.7%, due to a change in average retail prices of the six major food outlets that were selected for the monthly survey.  To download full press release, click here.

Other related reports, please see the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for 2016.

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The official CPI Quarterly Reports can be found on the DOC website under the Research & Statistics tab, under the category of Reports.


For questions, please contact Chief Statistician Meleisea Vai Filiga at (684) 633-5155 ext. 256 or vai.filiga@doc.as.

Permanent link to this article: http://doc.as.gov/press-release-basic-food-index-august-2016/

Aug 12 2016

BEA Press Release: GDP Update

The Bureau of Economic Analysis of the U.S. Department of Commerce has released estimates of gross domestic product (GDP) 2015 for American Samoa. 

Download Full Report here: BEA GDP Report

For more information about the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), visit their website www.bea.gov

 

 

 

Permanent link to this article: http://doc.as.gov/bea-press-release-gdp-update/

Aug 12 2016

PRESS RELEASE: Population Est. Update

The Department of Commerce Statistics Division has released an official estimate of American Samoa’s population as of July 1, 2016. Results have shown that current population estimate is at 60,200, with 29,597 males and 30,603 females.

To read more, click here to download press release: Population Estimate Report


Other official reports can be found on the DOC website under the Research & Statistics tab, under the category of Reports.


For questions, please contact Chief Statistician Meleisea Vai Filiga at (684) 633-5155 ext. 256 or vai.filiga@doc.as.

Permanent link to this article: http://doc.as.gov/press-release-population-est-update/

Jul 20 2016

PRESS RELEASE: 2016 Consumer Price Index Update

The Department of Commerce Statistics Division has released updated Consumer Price Index (CPI) reports for 2nd Quarter 2016.


The official CPI Quarterly Reports can be found on the DOC website under the Research & Statistics tab, under the category of Reports.


For questions, please contact Chief Statistician Meleisea Vai Filiga at (684) 633-5155 ext. 256 or vai.filiga@doc.as.

Permanent link to this article: http://doc.as.gov/press-release-2016-consumer-price-index-update-2/

Jul 07 2016

PRESS RELEASE: Basic Food Index June 2016

The Basic Food Index (BFI) rose in June 2016 for the second consecutive month. Read more about the Basic Food Index June 2016.

Other related reports, please see the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th quarters of 2015. Click below to view the press releases containing summary of revisions and data.

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The official CPI Quarterly Reports can be found on the DOC website under the Research & Statistics tab, under the category of Reports.


For questions, please contact Chief Statistician Meleisea Vai Filiga at (684) 633-5155 ext. 256 or vai.filiga@doc.as.

Permanent link to this article: http://doc.as.gov/press-release-basic-food-index-june-2016/

Jun 07 2016

PRESS RELEASE: Basic Food Index May 2016

The Basic Food Index (BFI) has increased by 0.4% in the month of May, with current BFI at 101.1 points and now the fourth month with index above 100 points. Read more about the Basic Food Index May 2016.

Other related reports, please see the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th quarters of 2015. Click below to view the press releases containing summary of revisions and data.

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The official CPI Quarterly Reports can be found on the DOC website under the Research & Statistics tab, under the category of Reports.


For questions, please contact Chief Statistician Meleisea Vai Filiga at (684) 633-5155 ext. 256 or vai.filiga@doc.as.

Permanent link to this article: http://doc.as.gov/press-release-basic-food-index-may-2016/

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